Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen as the race for the out-of-contract Belgium international begins to hot up – and City supporters have reacted on Twitter.
Vertonghen, 33, is available on a free at the end of the season – despite extending his contract with Spurs for the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign. It seems unlikely Tottenham will offer him a deal beyond the end of this term.
The former Ajax defender has been at Tottenham for the past eight years, clocking up 314 appearances in all competitions for the north London club. He has been strongly linked with moves to both Italy and Spain.
Now, The Telegraph claim Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have joined the race for Vertonghen – with Ajax, Real Betis, Sevilla, Roma and Inter Milan all interested in landing the left-footed centre-back.
Manchester City are keen to bring in an experienced defender as a replacement for Vincent Kompany – something which Guardiola failed to last summer. Vertonghen would also offer short-term cover at left-back.
Manchester City supporters reacted on Twitter to the reported news that they could lure the experienced Belgian to The Etihad in the coming months – and some believe he would be a good signing for Guardiola’s men.
Honesty for free I wouldn’t mind him, solid backup, as long as is wage bill isn’t ridiculous then I have no problem with it.
— txdobber (@tx_dobber) July 14, 2020
Yes yes yes. Sometimes a squad needs experience. We have a lot of it, but not at the back. Even for a single season, bring him in and a starting RCB
— ioan (@LikeIyBored) July 14, 2020
Would be good, he'd be a left footed 2nd choice after Laporte who can perform at LB if we have injuries. He's experienced, leader, doesn't hinder young players coming through, free…
— ShiznickMCFC (@JanYoUnchained) July 14, 2020
For free thats a no brainer
— BraafSZN? (@ReiderDavid27) July 14, 2020
For free? Yes. Great cover for us and is a PL proven player. As long as the wages aren’t bad, why not? But we’d have to focus on signing a world class CB after.
— Chris (@sensationalmcfc) July 14, 2020
It sounds like a good idea for a short term 2 years maybe
— Jaber Bd (@JaberBd5) July 14, 2020
I’d take him to use as a back up tbf
— Patrick/Chico ?????? (@MCFCChico) July 14, 2020